<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1392423384311702&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

Sewickley Academy: Resource Blog for Parents

Meet Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Dr. Douglas Leek

Meet Custodial Working Supervisor Thomas Patterson

Meet Kindergarten Teacher Marie Forst

Meet Annual Giving Officer Brittani Spencer

Meet Senior School History and Social Science Teacher Rodney Slappy

Meet Kindergarten Teacher Gina Bossola

Meet Lower School Art Teacher Molly Kraybill

Q&A: Meet Senior School English Teacher Geoffrey Hilsabeck

Global Studies Student Gains a Global Perspective at Home

Navigating College Admissions During a Pandemic

Asking Hard Questions about White Privilege

Travel Through Literature with our Summer Reading Recommendations

Our SA Community Sings in Spanish about Resilience, Courage, Growth, and Solidarity during COVID-19

It's the Little Things

Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Helpful Resources from Two Librarians and a Tech Coordinator

Science Experiments Your Children Can Do at Home

Counselor's Corner: Stumbling Into Semi-Solid Ground During Covid-19

Create un-be-weavable Artwork For Kids

Be a Budding Artist at Home – Learn to Draw a Simple Landscape

Become a Backyard Naturalist

At Home Science Experiment & Design Thinking Challenge

Parent and Family Resources for COVID-19

Begin Your Stargazing Adventure

The Value of a Virtual Education

In Celebration of Black History Month: Sophomore Shares Connection to Renowned Photographer Teenie Harris

9 Questions With Marzia Cozzolino (SS History and Social Science)

9 Questions With Lindsay Downs (Hansen Library Assistant Librarian)

Making Things Happen in the Makerspace

Early Childhood Program Adapts Reggio Emilia Approach to Teaching

6 Tips for Helping Your Teen Transition to High School

Explore the History of Pittsburgh with Your Teenager

Winter Break Family Read Alouds

What's the Difference between a Merit Scholarship and Need-Based Financial Aid?

The Ultimate Holiday Gift – a Superior Education!

Celebrating the History of Thanksgiving Day

"Around The World In 80 Days" Student Review

Q&A with SA's New Kindergarten Teacher Holly Seifert

Q&A With SA's New Director of After Ours Khala Wade

Q&A With Breakthrough Pittsburgh's New Coordinator of Student and Family Support Lawrence Gunter

Q&A With SA's New Senior School Math Teacher Seamus Coons

Q&A With SA's new Senior School Latin Teacher Joel Svensson

Q&A with SA's New Middle School English Teacher Chelsea Begg

Q&A with SA's New Senior School Science Teacher Mary Brayer

Q&A with SA's New Dance Teacher Heidi Murr

Q&A with SA's New Senior School Math Teacher Christy Fairman

Q&A with SA's New Director of Human Resources Robert Allison

Q&A with SA's New Middle and Senior School Art Teacher Kate Mason

A Love Letter to Toni Morrison

10 Maze Runner Read Alikes [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 13 Reasons Why Read Alikes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pittsburgh Proud: Nine Books Set in our City

Top 10 Checked Out Books From Hansen Library in 2019

17 Book Recommendations for Middle School Children

Top 10 Tips to Surviving Middle School

Why Would I Send My Child To Sewickley Academy's Middle School?

Tips to Find the Right Prom Date (and Attire!)

Creative Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun

The Gateway To The World

Pittsburgh Proud: Reasons We Love Our City

Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Pittsburgh

How To Entertain Your Sick Child Without Turning On The Television

An Entrepreneur and an Environmentalist

Exploring Sewickley: Helping Others Find A Place To Call Home

Drexel University Goes Green

Breaking All the Rules: Smith Brothers Agency

How to Make the Most Out of Shadow Days at Private Schools

Tom Droney's Remarkable Journey on the Court

Twisted Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

A Friendsgiving to Remember

Video Tour of the New Cavalier Room with Ruth Neely

12 Family-Friendly Hilarious Halloween Costume Ideas for Adults

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids of All Ages

Four Ways Kids Can Be Involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A Less Expensive Way to do Your Back-to-School Shopping

Summer Recipes: Summer Lunches

Light Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes: Evening Hors d'Oeuvres

Summer Recipes: Homestyle Breakfasts

Summer Recipes: Barbecue Classics

No Pool? No Problem! Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Summer Reads: Superheroes

Summer Reads: Tales of Travel

Spring Clean Your Relationships While You Clean Up Your Home

Spring Cleaning: Conquer Your Closets with These Tips

Summer Reads: Read Alikes

Hats Off to the Class of 2018 and Thanks for the Memories!

Ways to Celebrate Your Graduate

Summer Camps For Every Kid

Six Steps to Organize Toys in Your Home

Healthy & Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Five Creative Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

Take Care of Mother Nature on Earth Day

Plan A Staycation in Pittsburgh

Easter Crafts and Ideas for Every Family

The History of Passover and Ways to Celebrate with your Kids

Spring Break Getaways Your Family Will Love

Ways to Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with Kids and Adults

The Wonders of Winter Reading

Is Time Up For Daylight Saving Time?

Senior Reflections: My Day as the Director of Teaching and Learning

Senior Reflections: An International Student’s Perspective on Sewickley Academy

Why We Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrating Presidents Day with History and Fun

Winter Wonders: Five Great Activities for Winter Fun

Give More Than Candy To Your Kids For Valentine's Day

Spread the Love: Romantic and Platonic Valentine's Ideas for Adults

Spread the Love This Valentine's Day 

10 Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun

Scrapbook Ideas For You and Your Children

Simple Origami Pets To Create With Your Children

New Year, New You: Map Your Resolutions For 2018

Gift-Giving Guide for the Holidays

Gift Giving This Holiday Season: How to Give Generously to Everyone You Love

Teaching Your Child to Give Back this Holiday Season

Celebrating the December Holidays

Alumni Reflections: From Small Towns to The Big Apple - Sam Klaber '14

Decorating Your Home with Thanksgiving Decor

Classroom Corner: Flexible Seating in Grade 1

5 Entertaining Pumpkin Patches in the Pittsburgh Area (Part II)

Lunch Time Prep for Moms and Dads on a Budget

Alumni Reflections: Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone - Melina George ’14

5 Entertaining Pumpkin Patches in the Pittsburgh Area (Part I)

Fall Festivals Worth Checking Out in Pittsburgh

Senior School House Prefect Leila '18 Addresses the Academy

Welcome Back to School by Senior School President Henry Meakem '19

Summer YUM: Recipes for Both Kids and Adults

Beat The Heat With a Water-Based Obstacle Course

3 Steps To Transition Your Child Back Into a School Schedule

Celebrate Labor Day in A Different Way

Fun in the Sun: Activities to Keep Your Kids Entertained

Alumni Reflections: From SA to UGA - Mackenzie Pryor '14

Seven Summer Reads For Moms

Summer Reading List for Students in Grades 1-5

Summer Reading for High School Students

Summer Reading Suggestions for Middle School Students

Three Exciting and Educational Pennsylvania Road Trips

Plan Your Summer: Five Awesome Staycation Ideas the Kids Will Love

Three Amazing Fourth of July Celebrations in Pittsburgh

Summer Camps: Making the Most out of Summer

Ways for Every Age to Celebrate Dad on Father's Day

Spring is in Full Bloom, So Head Outside!

Graduation Celebration: Five Snack Table Ideas For Your Grad's Party

Memorial Day Picnic Ideas

Three Fun Spring Crafts to Do with the Kids

Four Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts From The Heart

Spring is Here! Get Out and Experience the World

Senior Reflections on Sewickley Academy

Spring Cleaning: Four Ways to Organize Your Children's Rooms

The Power of One Campus: SA Technology Students Bridge the Gap Between the Lower and Senior Schools

St. Patrick's Day Fun for Everyone

Six Reads from Pretty Little Liars to Get Your Teen Through the Show's Hiatus

Weekend Warriors: How to Keep Your Kid Fit When They Can't Get Outside

Weekend Warriors! How To Keep Your Kids Fit In The Winter

Helping Your High School Student Thrive

Lighting One's Passion

A Lesson on Education through Clay

Celebrating Presidents' Day with Kids

Nelson Mandela Quote about Education

Craft Ideas You Can Do with Your Children on Valentine’s Day

Tape of the Day

Learning at Sewickley Academy

International Dinner

The Actor

Holding on and Letting Go: Parenting in Middle School

"The Athlete"

The Many Wonderful Options for Educating Your Child

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: An Overview of the Man, and the History of the Holiday

A Letter to Varsity Basketball Parents

Christmas Traditions From Around the World

Homemade Gifts: Christmas From the Heart

Hot Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Kid on Your Nice List (Pst! They're Educational, Too!)

Holiday Happenings in Pittsburgh

Holiday Activities for Children: Crafts You'll Actually Use Again

Six Tips For Parenting Your Pre-K or Kindergarten Student

These Aren't Your Ordinary Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

Celebrating Veterans Day with Kids

Fun Fall Nature Crafts

A Letter To Early Childhood Parents

Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes for All Ages

Fall Activities in Pittsburgh: Adult Coloring Books for Teens

Fall Activities in Pittsburgh: Fall Fun on the Farm

Rainy Day? Get Them Off Their Devices By "Catching" Adventurous Reads

Children Helping in the Community

Weekend Getaways: The Smithsonian Institution

Back to School: Organization and Routine

Getting Your High School Student Geared Up and Ready To Go Back To School

Create the best Trove of memories you can

Vintage Vibes: Four Classic Lit Books That Still Feel Current

The History of Labor Day And Ways To Celebrate

Preparing Your Elementary School Child to Head Back to School

Best Summer Reads for Older Children

Weekend Getaways: Cape May

Grade 8 Commencement Address by Academy Parent Dr. Stephanie Phillips

The 10 Best Summer Reads for Teenagers

Best Summer Reads for Young Children

Free Summer Fun in Pittsburgh

Grade 5 Commencement Address by Head Of Lower School Dr. Cricket Mikheev

5 Things To Do After Graduation

Fourth of July Fun